WASHINGTON — White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back Wednesday against the notion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and said that that the only evidence of collusion lies with the Democrats and Ukraine.
Sanders added that if people “want to talk about having relationships with Russia look no further than the Clintons.”
“If there’s been any evidence evidence of collusion in 2016 that has been discussed it would be between the DNC and the Ukrainian government,” she said at a White House press briefing. The answer came after a question related to the release of emails that showed Donald Trump Jr. was willing to accept damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.
She pointed to a story written in January by Politico, which described direct cooperation between a Democratic operative and the Ukrainian government. The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, met with Ukrainian officials to get dirt on Paul Manafort, which was subsequently passed on to the Democratic National Committee.